Chinese trio held by Indian troops near Line of Actual Control
After dealing with the PLA
incursion last month, army personnel have now apprehended
three persons of Chinese origin along the Line of Actual
Control (LAC) carrying political maps in Arabic language in
the same area.
The three men, identified as Adil, Salamo and Abdul
Khaliq, were nabbed inside the Indian territory on June 12
near Sultanchku and it took nearly 10 days for the authorities
to make them give their name, official sources said.
All the three men are Sunni Muslims aged between 18 and
23 with fair complexion but their language was not
comprehensible, they said.
The three men -- one of whom is one-eyed -- were at
present in the custody at Murgo post and efforts were on to
comprehend their language which did not have any similarity
with either Chinese or Balti spoken in Pakistan-occupied-
It was also not clear where from they had come as the
nearest habitation across the LAC was in North of Karakoram
range. Authorities are working on the possibility that they
could have entered through either Raki Nallah, Jeevan Nallah
or North of Daulat Beig Oldie, where Indian and Chinese troops
had a face-off for nearly 21 days from April 15 to May five.
The three men, who are well built, cannot be interrogated
until they are brought to Leh town where translators could be
used to understand their language, the sources said.
There was a possibility that the language could be
Yarkandi spoken in Xinjiang province, close to Pakistan-
occupied-Kashmir and touches DBO tip in north of Ladakh. The
area has a huge Uyghur population.
Both summer and winter road connectivity to this post
were cut off due to bad weather in Ladakh region this year.
Now the authorities have sought permission to airlift the trio
to Ladakh for a detailed questioning.